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  • 1933 studebaker comander 8 model 73 convertible sedan

    Hi Guys,

    i have just started restoring a 33 studebaker convertible sedan in india

    was looking for a few parts like the radiator grill surround and the radiator mascot among many other body fittings
    also need the dials and rear tail lamp lenses

    any leads on where i should start searching ?

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  • #2
    The mascot and tail light lens have beed reproduced. What are you refering to by dials? Gauges?


    • #3
      Welcome to the forum! Neat car!
      Claude Chmielewski
      Fillmore, Wisconsin
      47 M-16 Truck
      53 2R5
      60 Lark VIII Convertible
      60 5E7 Champ pickup
      62 GT Hawk 4 speed
      63 Lark
      63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
      64 Commander Wagonaire
      64 Daytona Convertible
      50 Champion Regal (parts car)
      36 Dictator
      36 Dictator in pieces


      • #4
        You can also check with the Antique Studebaker Club for pre-war car information. A good bet.


        • #5
          Good luck to you with your restoration. As already mentioned, the Antique Studebaker Club is more focused on pre-WW2 cars, but we have some folks on this forum with good knowledge and connections to parts sources as well. Do you know anything about the history of the car? Was it imported to India when it was new, or more recently? Studebakers show up in the strangest places.
          1950 Champion
          W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
          Holdrege NE


          • #6
            To: Allan.Almeida,------Talk about RARE...and a '33 at that.. really a more manageable car than it's bigger brother. Best of luck with it!


            • #7
              I'll start you off with one source you will probably need.

              Explore their reproduction parts and steering wheels.

              If you haven't already joined the Antique Studebaker Club, please do so. The magazine is bi-monthly and contains a wealth of information and parts resources; also offers free classified ads to members.
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


              • #8
                Hi Alan,
                you have a difficult task ahead of you without a complete car. 33 is the elusive year in terms of Studebaker. Nobody really has parts for them.

                You may be better off buying a parts car and importing it. Or just make something. You Indians are good at fabricating.

                There are a few of those 33's in India. So you should get in contact with the other guy who has the 33 model 56 convertible sedan to se if you can use his car for patterns. I did see a big State President convertible sedan pictured in India at one of the many Royal palaces in the late 1980s

                Greg Diffen

                Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                1988 Avanti Convertible


                • #9
                  I'd be surprised if this car shown here isn't the same one talked about in this post being restored. It's probably the prettiest Studebaker I've ever seen. It's in India.
        ,5.aspx#pic . Maybe someone knows better how to post the picture without all the rigamarole I have to go through.

                  I just looked at the license plate numbers and it IS the same car!!
                  " the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.


                  • #10
                    Has nice lines.


                    • #11
                      Some body put the steering on the wrong side. Other than that, great project.


                      • #12
                        33 studes

                        hi Allan,
                        been looking for 1933 studebaker parts since 1989...just recently got my second glass tail light lens...33 was the lowest production have an extremely nice and very rare car there in very nice condition...i have a large collection of 28-33 stude buddy in oregon has a 33 comander...we should chat...mike klaus...